Welch and Dickey Loop Trail

MODERATE 91 reviews

Welch and Dickey Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thornton, NH that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from February until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.1 miles 1751 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers



Directions from Intersection of SRs 175 & 49, NH: Travel east on SR 49 about 4.5 miles and turn left on Upper Mad River Road. Travel a short distance and turn right onto Orris Road. Follow Orris Road for .6 mile taking a right at the fork into a small parking lot. Trail begins there.

1 hour ago

Awesome trail. Beautiful views

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1 day ago

A regular for us, and we love it. Just long enough, just hard enough. There's always water for the dogs.

5 days ago

It was a lot of reward for little work, beautiful views.

8 days ago

Beautiful hike. More markers would be helpful coming off Dickey!

12 days ago

14 days ago

Great hike

16 days ago

good hike but thought markers were too few and not visible at critical locations.

19 days ago

19 days ago

Really solid hike. We did the whole loop in 3 stopping to take in the sights when they presented themselves. Really great hike. This will be my new "I have to get a quick hike in this weekend" trail

20 days ago

21 days ago

Great hike with great views. A two peak bonus. When we summited Welsh there were fighter jets flying around practicing. Btw if anyone lost a trekking pole coming down the Dickey ridgeline I left it at the trailhead map

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29 days ago

One of my favorite loops. Great views.

29 days ago

1 month ago

Loved this hike. I've been coming to this part of New Hampshire for 40 years and have never heard of or done this hike. It caught my eye in AMC guidebook and so decided to give it a whirl w my adult children this year.

This was a fun fun hike. Great extended views for middle third of hike. Very large reward for modest effort expended.

We hiked counter-clockwise and reached first ledges in 50 minutes. We did the whole hike in 2:46 with plenty of stops for views and pictures.